Qualifications & Appointments
BSc (Hons) Botany/ Plant Science/ Associate of the Royal College of Science; MSc in Plant Biotechnology; RHS Advanced Certificate in Horticulture (Distinction); Kew Diploma (Hons).
Managing incoming and outgoing plant material, implementation of plant health, CITES and CBD legislation across the gardens, supporting staff in maintaining the health of the Living Collections and management of the Quarantine House, which also serves as a bonded warehouse for UKBA CITES seizures. Development and management of Kew’s new quarantine facility. Technical and scientific support during outbreaks (eg Oak Processionary Moth, chilli thrips). Provision of advice and training both to Kew staff and outside organisations (eg PlantNetwork, Defra, FERA, NCCPG, etc).
Selected Earlier Publications
Wilkins, C. and Redstone, S. (2000). The Rosewarne Miscanthus Handbook - a guide for growers. Produced as part of the Rosewarne First Market Miscanthus Energy project, supported by MAFF and EU EAGGF.
Redstone, S., Wilkins, C. and Cromack, T. (1999). Fibre production and processing in the southwest of England, a review of opportunities in the Southwest 5b region. Report to MAFF.